City Council's Mission, Vision, and Priorities
- To provide high-quality services and good governance for the City of Prince George within available resources.
- To be a highly functioning, focused, effective, efficient, responsive, productive, and accountable Council.
- Council's focus areas and priorities are described in the Annual Report and Corporate Plan.
Mayor of Prince George
Mayor Lyn Hall has been an active member of the Prince George community for over 30 years. He first entered local politics in 2001 when he won a seat as a School Trustee on the Prince George School Board. He spent 10 years on the board holding various positions including vice-chair and chair.
In 2011, he ran and successfully won a seat on Prince George City Council. As a Councillor, he was a member of several committees and community groups. In 2014, he ran a successful campaign for Mayor of Prince George. Mayor Hall and his wife Lorrelle are the parents of twin daughters, both of whom graduated UNBC and played soccer for the UNBC Timberwolves.
Mayor Hall's Community and City Involvement
- Chair, Select Advisory Committee on Economic Development
- City of Prince George Finance and Audit Committee
- Chair, Northern Medical Programs Trust
- Director, Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) Board
- Member of the Prince George NDIT Regional Advisory Committee
- Director, Regional District of Fraser-Fort George and representative to the Municipal Finance Authority
- Director, Community Foundation
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"Being re-elected to my second term as a city Councillor is both a privilege and an honour. Prince George has the ability to truly become the economic hub of the North. I believe the team you have elected has the drive, experience, and determination to move an agenda that will engage the residents and businesses in Prince George, and make our City the very best it can be – a place to be proud to call home.
I became President of U.S.W, (then IWA), in 1983, a position that I still hold today. Prince George has been my home for over 30 years and my wife Kathy has lived in Prince George for most of her life. Together we have four sons, Shawn, Calvin, Chad, and Ryan, three of whom still live in Prince George and are raising their families here. We also have four grandsons and one granddaughter."
Councillor Everitt's Community and City Involvement
Current Community Involvement
- Member of the Finance and Audit Committee
- Elected as Regional District Director
- Member BC's Round Table on Environment and the Economy
- President Union of Steel Workers Local 1-424. (formally IWA)
- Board Co-chair of IWA -Forest Industry Pension Plan
- Investment Committee member Pension Plan
- Governance Committee member
- Volunteer for the Canada Winter Games 2015
Past Community Involvement
- Past member on Select Committee on Homelessness and Affordable Housing
- Past Board member and Vice Chair of Employment Action
- Past Board member and Vice Chair on the College of New Caledonia
- Past President of Prince George and District Labour Council
- Past Board Member of Spruce Credit Union
- Past Board Members of Canadian Institute of the Blind
- Past member on the Forestry Round Table
- Past member Premiers Summit
Garth Frizzell was elected to Prince George City Council in 2008. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2014.
Born in Surrey, Garth lived in Sechelt as a young boy. He received his double major in Computer Science and Asian Studies from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Victoria. During that time, his volunteer work with student United Nations led to his appointment as the first Canadian Secretary-General at the model UN in New York. During meetings in 1995, Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali accepted Garth's invitation to join him on stage at the General Assembly.
Garth spent two years in Ottawa working at Statistics Canada where he was awarded a Gold Medal for employee recognition for his part in work building an employee recruitment/retention system.
Garth came to Prince George in 1996 to earn his Masters' degree at UNBC in International Studies. He met his wife Sue, and they have three children. Garth and Sue successfully invested in Prince George, spending 10 years building a multi- award-winning software technology company with a dozen highly skilled staff.
With a 15-year business background in technology entrepreneurship, Garth currently teaches technology and business courses at the College of New Caledonia.
Since being elected, Garth has contributed countless hours, and been elected nine times to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). In 2013, these contributions earned him the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. In June 2017, Garth became the first Councillor from Prince George to be elected 3rd Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). He is currently (2018) serving as FCM's 2nd Vice President.
Councillor Frizzell's Community and City Involvement
- Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee for the City of Prince George: 4 years
- Board Member, Federation of Canadian Municipalities: 10 years
- Founding member of International Students' Welcoming Committee: 8 years
- Regional District Alternate Director
- Member, Nechako Rotary Club
- Past Executive Board Member, Decentralized Energy Association of Canada
- Past Board Member, Northern Interior Mining Group
- 2015 Canada Winter Games volunteer: Information Technology and Official Languages
- Past Board Member, Province of BC Small Business Roundtable (6 years)
- Past President, Prince George Chamber of Commerce (2007-2008)
- Past Chair, Prince George Society for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities (Employment Action)
- Past Board Member, Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society
- Past Board Member, Innovation Resource Centre
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"I feel tremendously honoured to have been elected for a second term as a Prince George Councillor and recently to be elected by council to also serve as director on the board of the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. In 1985 I started an engineering company which soon had customers all over BC. While the company grew, more employees had to be hired and offices in Vancouver and Prince George had to be established. My wife and I have two children and three grandchildren."
Councillor Koehler's Community and City Involvement
Current Community Involvement
- Chair of Council's Education Committee
- Member of Council's Government Relations Committee
- Director of the Regional District Fraser-Fort George
Past Community Involvement
- Board member of Community Futures
- Board member of the PG Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation
- Board member of the Prince George Symphony
- President of the Yellowhead Rotary Club
- President of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce
- President and founder of the Northern Technology & Engineering Society
- Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany
- Chair of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists, PG Chapter
- Board member of the Omineca Beetle Action Coalition
- Chair of the Regional Innovation and Diversification Program Ignite the North
"It is an incredible honour to have been re-elected to my sixth term as a Councillor for the City of Prince George. I was born and raised in Prince George and I have a great sense of pride in what we have become as a community. I was elected to Prince George City Council from 1996 to 1999 and then again from 2002 to the present. I currently serve as a Director on the Regional District of Fraser Fort George and the President of the Union of BC Municipalities. I am the Executive Director of the Central Interior Native Health Society, a position I've held for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I was the Executive Director of the Prince George and District United Way for 13 years."
Councillor Krause's Community and City Involvement
Current Community Involvement
- Select Committee on Homelessness and Affordable Housing
- 100th Anniversary Committee
- Partner's for Healthy Communities – Chairperson
- Union of BC Municipalities – 2nd Vice President
- First Nations Relations Committee – Chairperson
- Off Reserve Aboriginal Action Plan – Provincial Coordinating Team
Past Community Involvement
- North Central Local Government – President
- Barkerville Heritage Trust – President
- College of New Caledonia – Board of Governors – Chairperson
- Community Against the Sexual Exploitation of Youth – Chairperson
- City of Prince George's Intercultural Committee – Chairperson
- City of Prince George's Heritage Commission – Chairperson
"As a proud citizen of Prince George for more than 40 years, I have enjoyed meeting and working with the amazing people in our community in a career built primarily in the challenging and dynamic not-for-profit sector. My tenure as the General Manager of the Prince George Exhibition included bringing Prince George's oldest community event through to its centennial celebrations. As the present Executive Officer for the Canadian Home Builders' Association of Northern BC, and an invested member of the Nechako Rotary Club, I am delighted to have been elected to a seat on City Council in the 2014 election and subsequently appointed to the Prince George Public Library Board.
Together with my husband, Kevin, we have helped to raise three wonderful people. Our two daughters are currently attending UNBC and our son is a red seal Millwright."
Councillor McConnachie's Community and City Involvement
- Trustee, Prince George Public Library Board
- Active Rotarian, Nechako Rotary Club
- Past Member, City of Prince George Heritage Commission
- Past Director, Huble Homestead/Giscome Portage Heritage Society Board
It is my privilege to serve my community in my first term as an elected official. I began as the youngest official to have ever been elected to this role, and I have since worked hard to earn your respect as a diligent, thoughtful, and well-rounded Councillor.
My life in Prince George began in 2002 when I moved from my hometown in Halfmoon Bay, BC to attend UNBC, eventually graduating in 2007 with a BA in Economics and International Studies. During my studies, I earned my tuition by tree planting across northern BC every summer, allowing me to devote the school semesters to learning and volunteering with student organisations. Since graduation, I have pursued a career in non-profit management, and I specialise in business and community economic development. In 2017, I completed a certificate in Public Administration from UNBC. I currently work part-time for Barkerville Historic Town & Park and serve as a Director for Integris Credit Union.
When not at the Council table, I'm in various committee and board meetings, gardening and cooking, DIY home reno'ing, and travelling back and forth between Wells and Prince George to be with my family. I am always keen to meet for coffee or a pint, and attend community events when I can.
Councillor Merrick's Community and City Involvement
- Chair of the City's Select Committee on Students Needs
- Liaison to the City's Advisory Committee on Accessibility
- Member of the Canadian Urban Transit Association's Transit Board Members Committee
- Member of the Highway 16 Regional Transit Advisory Committee
- Treasurer for Island Mountain Arts
- Vice Chair of Bike to Work BC
- Member of the City's Select Committee on Homeless and Affordable Housing
- Director of the Recycling and Environmental Action Planning Society (REAPS)
- President of the Prince George Cycling Club
- President of the Northern Undergraduate Student Society
"It is my honour and privilege to serve on Prince George City Council. I was born in Edmonton, raised in Vancouver and came to Prince George in 1992 to create and establish the bookstore at UNBC. Currently I work for Pacific Western Transportation in the Transit division head office (PWTransit Canada Ltd.) helping the management team to secure work in the transit side of the business. Previously I worked for 22 years in the college and university bookstore system, at Vancouver Community College, Langara College and UNBC. It was the opportunity to establish UNBC's bookstore that brought me to Prince George.
My volunteer roles in the community have included the University Hospital of Northern BC (where I spent more than 13 years as Assistant Chaplain) and the Prince George Rotary Hospice House (as Spiritual Care Advisor and then Volunteer). I walk with people and their families as they confront grief and loss, connecting with them at Hospice and through (all) the area funeral homes. My husband, Charles, and I have three adult sons - Christopher (Amelia), Michael (Dana) and David."
Councillor Scott's Community and City Involvement
- Interim Director at Large of the North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA)
- Member of the Standing Committee on Finance and Audit
- Member of the Select Committee on Homelessness and Affordable Housing
- Chaplain, Royal Canadian Legion; Prince George Army Cadets / 2618 Rocky Mountain Rangers
- Past Director, Prince George Community Foundation
- Administrative Support, 2008 BC Seniors Games
- Royal Canadian Legion (more than 35 years)
- Anglican Church of Canada (life-long)
- 2015 Canada Winter Games
- British Columbia Northern Exhibition 2005 – 2013
I was re-elected on November 15th for my fifth term as City Councillor. I am proud to have been able to call Prince George home for the past 47 years. I love our four seasons and spend a lot of time outdoors doing a number of things in my spare time.
During the next four years, I look forward to working with groups, individuals, businesses, and other levels of government to help make Prince George one of the most inviting and caring communities possible.
Councillor Skakun's Community and City Involvement
- Chair Intergovernmental Resolutions Committee
- Alternate Director Fraser Fort George Regional District
- Alternate Director Prince George Treaty Advisory Committee
- Past President and board member local SPCA
- Past Chair Intercon and PG Pulp safety Committee
- Past Alternate Director Fraser Fort George Regional District
- Seniors advocate